Elphinstone Point


13.8/5(17 Ratings)

Elphinstone Point Overview

Ranked 23 of 57 sightseeing in Mahabaleshwar

Elphinstone Point is situated 3.21 km ahead of Arthur's Seat and 11 km ahead of Frere Hall. At this point the cliffs are higher and rise from the Konkan, which is around 2500 ft below the level of the Koyna valley. Built during the British rule, this point is named after the Governor of Bombay, Sir Elphinstone.

Tourists can enjoy the view of Koyna valley, plains and the ravine, which lies between the Elphinstone point and Arthur point. The view of River Savitri, which originates from this point is also beautiful. Discovered by Dr. Murray in 1830.  

What travellers are saying about Elphinstone Point

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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Review and Ratings

Ketan Mehta5.0/5

32 reviews

Beautiful scenery like anything

people must visit this point as there is natural shape of elephan'ts head / trunk which makes the entire scenery best ever we can get. consider being safe here while taking selfies. overall good place!

Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath5.0/5

63 reviews

A place in the shape of Elephant's Head

This place is located in town of Mahableshwar, Maharashtra. The name of Elphinstone is derived by its look. The elephant's head can be seen from far distance, but looks amazing.

Manjunath Raiturkar5.0/5

2 reviews

Excellent views of the Sahyadri mountains

A must visit for landscape photographers and nature lovers. Amazing views. You must visit during the golden hour (dusk or dawn) to make the most out of it.

Yogesh Dhandharia5.0/5

39 reviews

Amazing to touch the Clouds

Never Seen such a Height where it feels like you are touching the Clouds and when you look down you feel as if the ground is covered with a Green Mat. There were Hawkers selling Sweet Corn, Groundnut etc. Authorities must plan more Dust Bins at the point because the waste is found thrown all around the place at the View Point because the nearest Dust bin is kept at a distance from the View Point
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Saranya Devanathan1.4/5

331 reviews

No need to go

The view in this point is nothing grate. The steps are poorly maintained and very dusty.i visited because i got confused that it is elephant head point.

Meenakshi Chavan3.2/5

18 reviews

Beautiful view of the whole Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani

From This point you can get a picturesque view of Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar..... Roads are narrow but very smooth.... not very crowded....

Shivam Gupta3.2/5

126 reviews

Fort View

Visit the lovely Elphinstone Point for crystal clear views of the Pratapgarh Fort and the lush greenery of Mahabaleshwar.

Kiran bhosekar3.6/5

10 reviews

Complete valley view

The spot is very high and you can get a complete valley view .place is really good. Roads are narrow but very smooth..